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32 resources with the keyterm idiom

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Cross Out Paragraph Puzzle One: To Keep it Secret

For Students 4th - 6th
Slightly confusing upon first glance, this lesson is actually a neat idea! Present your learners with a series of sentences (at the top of the page), and have them follow the directions to cross out adverbs, verbs in the past tense, etc....
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Father and Son

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore word relationships and the relationships between people with an interesting lesson. Learners practice pairing words that typically go together and write brief narratives using these words. They then go through a similar process,...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Play a figurative language game! Starting with a review of terms, this presentation quickly launches into a quiz game with hyper-linked answers. Simply click an answer to find out if it's wrong or right. The option to try again is always...
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Understand Figurative Language: "Spill the Beans"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Make sure you spill the beans about this great resource on idioms! Review the definition of an idiom with your class and watch as the narrator illustrates the meaning of this commonly used phrase through simple, descriptive, comic strip...
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Understand Figurative Language: "Two Peas in a Pod"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
In a matter of minutes, your class and figurative language will be like two peas in a pod! With this brief instructional video, learners review the meaning of idioms with simple illustrations and clear explanations. As the fourth video...
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Understand Figurative Language: "Needle in a Haystack"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Finding a good lesson on idioms is like finding a needle in a haystack! This instructional video series touches on a selection of idioms and will help your class gain a better understanding of this type of figurative language. Before...
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Understand Figurative Language: "Play it by Ear"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Looking for a great lesson on idioms? Don't play it by ear, come prepared! With this instructional video, you can review the concept of an idiom with your class and then examine one particular idiom ("Play it by Ear") with creative...
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Using Words: Verbal Communication

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Written and verbal communication is the topic for today. The class goes over various facets of verbal communication, such as plain English, active voice, passive voice, cliché, and jargon. They then use those devices as they discuss...
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Knowledge of Idioms

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What is an idiom, and why is it necessary that we know and understand them? This brief PowerPoint helps answer these questions by looking at examples and offering a strategy for reading new text that might contain an idiom. The final...
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Literary Terms

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Seriously, 93 slides of literary terms? Yes, and well worth the time, although perhaps not all at once. The beauty here is in the concise, easy-to-understand definitions for such well-known terms as imagery and personification, as well...
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Idioms in Everyday Language

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners describe idioms and their use in everyday language. They describe the difference between literal and idiomatic meanings. In groups, students use iPhoto to create books that explain and illustrate a variety of idioms describing...
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Cartoons for The Classroom: Lame Duck Congress

For Students 9th - 12th
Clear up "lame duck" congressional confusion with this political cartoon analysis learning exercise. Background information on the concept's history and current use is provided, and 2 cartoons give a past and present context. Three...
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The Outsiders

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders complete a variety of activities related to the first two chapters of the book The Outsiders. They define metaphor, simile, idiom, and hyperbole, and take a vocabulary pre-quiz. In small groups, they write a character...
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Simile and Metaphor

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Middle schoolers use context clues to find the figurative meaning of similes and metaphors in writing. They practice using figurative language to help their writing come alive. Use this activity in a lesson about poetry, figurative...
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Hyperbole and Idiom

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Seventh graders use context clues to determine the figurative meaning of idioms and hyperboles. They practice writing idioms and hyperboles in sentences about real life situations around them. This lesson is a good way to improve variety...
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Shakespearean Idioms

For Students 7th - 11th
How do you react if you're "hot-blooded?" What happens when you engage in a "wild  goose chase?" And what are "salad days?" Use this worksheet and the online Visual Thesaurus to answer these questions and more. Based on Shakespearean...
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On the Hunt: Understanding Figurative Language

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young writers hunt for examples of figurative language in their reading. The hunt requires pupils to cite  their sources, record a quoted example for each type of figurative language, and an explanation of what they think the examples...
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Understand Figurative Language: "On the Fence"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
What exactly does it mean when someone says "on the fence?" And, how does this phrase represent the meaning of an idiom? Through simple comic illustrations, your class will learn that idioms are phrases or expressions that cannot be...
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Understand Figurative Language: "Read Between the Lines"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
This is a useful phrase for your learners to have in their vocabulary, and a great way of reviewing the meaning of an idiom. "Read between the lines" is both verbally explained as well as illustrated with simple drawings. As the last...
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Understand Figurative Language: "Take the Bull by the Horns"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Wondering how to convey the meaning of an idiom to your class? Take the bull by the horns with this resource! Instruction includes reviewing the definition of an idiom and then describing this particular idiom through explanation and...
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Understand Figurative Language: "Tip of the Iceberg"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Explore the concept of idioms by examining the meaning of the particular phrase: "tip of the iceberg." After presenting the video, encourage your class to work together to create a list of other idioms they can recall! 
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Understand Figurative Language: "On Thin Ice"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Next time you need a lesson on figurative language, don't find yourself on thin ice. Using cartoons and clear explanations, this resource will offer a review of the concept of idioms as well as explain the meaning of the idiom, "on thin...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "A Leopard Can't Change His Spots"

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Idioms are the focus a short video that shows viewers how to use context clues to determine meaning. Learners first image the picture the idiom creates, then examine context clues, and finally, they illustrate the idiom. The presentation...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Take Under One's Wing"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Are your learners tearing their hair out trying to understand idioms? Blow their minds with a short video that models how to use context clues to find the sense in the syntax. Rather than looking at the meaning of each individual word,...